Had the vet look at Isabeau's growth...

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Postby RescueAPBT » Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:32 am

I sent a PM to MissKiwi about it and got her opinion. I think for now, I'm just going to keep an eye on Isabeau. :) Thanks for everyone's help!
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Re: Had the vet look at Isabeau's growth...

Postby RescueAPBT » Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:25 pm

I noticed what looks like a new growth on Isabeau's side today. I barely even noticed it, because this one was hidden by fur. It was so small, that I didn't even think it was anything at first, but decided to shave the area just to see. Sure enough, after I shaved it, I noticed a similar looking round red, flat growth. It seemed to get swollen/redder from me touching/shaving the area...which isn't a good sign either. This isn't as raised or big, but definitely worth getting looked at. She is being rechecked at the vet tomorrow afternoon. :(
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Re: Had the vet look at Isabeau's growth...

Postby nsbullylover » Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:36 am

Praying for good results :pray
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Re: Had the vet look at Isabeau's growth...

Postby Ilovethepits » Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:46 am

Oh dear. Isabeau is in my thoughts and prayers.
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Re: Had the vet look at Isabeau's growth...

Postby PitBull-Lady » Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:28 am

wishing you good results.
It's as if the gods know when you're tight on money right? lol
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Re: Had the vet look at Isabeau's growth...

Postby RescueAPBT » Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:54 am

Thanks everyone. I am just a nervous mess right now. I was juuust starting to not worry so much...and then I noticed the lump while petting her on the couch as we were watching TV. I had to schedule her for the last appointment of the day, at 5:40pm, because they didn't have any morning appointments and I have a doctor appointment for myself at 3:30pm. It's driving me nuts having to wait all day. I could barely sleep last night.

This last year has just been hell. The place I was working closed down, then my landlord deciding to raise my rent - which forced me to move back to my parent's house, I'm having health issues of my own, my laptop died a few days ago (using my dad's now), and now all of this horrible MCT stuff with Isabeau. It's just too much. It's really hard to stay optimistic when it seems like every part of my life is falling apart. When it rains, it pours...I just wish it didn't have to pour on Isabeau. :(
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Re: Had the vet look at Isabeau's growth...

Postby Misskiwi67 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:06 pm

It may very well be another MCT... I know of a case where 9 separate MCT's were removed from a boxer... all grade 1-2 and no metastasis.

Fingers crossed you get it figured out quickly.
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Re: Had the vet look at Isabeau's growth...

Postby RescueAPBT » Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:07 pm

They did a fine needle aspirate of the new growth. He could hardly get a sample out of it (much like last time), but he's going to stain it and try to read it under the microscope anyway. He's supposed to call me tomorrow with the results. Given the history with her last MCT, I'm thinking it's best to get this growth removed, no matter what his findings are. My mom keeps saying I should just watch it, but since we took a MCT off less than two weeks ago, it seems insane to me to just watch this new growth. :(
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Re: Had the vet look at Isabeau's growth...

Postby RescueAPBT » Sat Feb 12, 2011 2:14 pm

After being awake since 7 am, waiting for the vet to call, He FINALLY just called at 2pm. Unfortunately, he says it's another Mast Cell Tumor. She's scheduled for surgery on wednesday. He said he'll make sure to examine every inch of her while she's under anesthesia, just to make sure she doesn't have any others that we're missing. Cancer is really pissing me off. :(
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Had the vet look at Isabeau's growth...

Postby nsbullylover » Sat Feb 12, 2011 4:08 pm

I'm really sorry :(
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Re: Had the vet look at Isabeau's growth...

Postby Leslie H » Sat Feb 12, 2011 7:41 pm

I'm sorry for this new growth, poor girlie. How stressful for you.
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Re: Had the vet look at Isabeau's growth...

Postby pblove » Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:16 pm

RescueAPBT wrote: Cancer is really pissing me off. :(



me too, RescueAPBT, me too!! :po:
will keep her in my praeyrs
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Re: Had the vet look at Isabeau's growth...

Postby FBODGRL » Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:33 pm

Oh no...I'm sorry!

Cancer sucks :(
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Re: Had the vet look at Isabeau's growth...

Postby RescueAPBT » Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:19 pm

Thanks everybody. I just finished filing my taxes, and was very disappointed to find that I won't be getting as much of a refund back as I was hoping, and I actually owe the state money. So much for looking forward to having money to cover upcoming vet bills! Luckily, my parents love Isabeau and don't mind pitching in for her vet bills...but still bugs me that I have to ask for their help. I hope this is the last surgery we have to worry about for a while! :pray
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Re: Had the vet look at Isabeau's growth...

Postby tiva » Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:38 pm

Oh no--I hope this is the last one for a while.
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